11/26/2014 12:43 PM
BATON ROUGE – The Louisiana Business and Technology Center’s Director of the Louisiana
Technology Transfer Office, or LTTO, Roy Keller recently was an invited speaker at
the National Academies in Washington, D.C. The lecture covered the LTTO’s partnership
with NASA, and the workshop event focused on the role of state programs in complementing
and leveraging the Small Business Innovation Research, or SBIR, and Small Business
Technology Transfer, or STTR, programs for regional growth.
Keller was one of four speakers selected from business incubators across the country
to speak on the topic.
“It was quite an honor to be selected by the National Academies to explain Louisiana’s
partnership with NASA and other federal agencies,” Keller said.
The National Academies was commissioned by several federal agencies that were acting
under a Congressional mandate to assess the SBIR and STTR programs. The workshop served
as a means to provide the National Academies with information on the role of state
agencies in relation to the SBIR and STTR programs.
The National Academies, which includes the National Academy of Sciences, National
Academy of Engineering, Institute of Medicine, and National Research Council, and
advises the nation on science, engineering, and medicine. The National Academies work
shapes sound policies, informs public opinions, and advances the pursuit of science,
engineering and medicine.
About the Louisiana Business & Technology Center
The Louisiana Business & Technology Center is a 26 year old technology business incubator that is located on the LSU Innovation Park and has 34 businesses and 31 student-owned businesses in its 60,000 square foot incubator. The LBTC focuses on science and technology that parallel the strengths of LSU in engineering, advanced materials, agriculture, food technology, electronics, digital media, energy, chemistry, veterinary medicine and bio-technology. The LBTC offers business counseling and access to LSU resources and support for businesses to compete for and win Small Business Innovation Research grants from the federal labs.
Posted on Wednesday, November 26, 2014